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Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

Booklet on Anti-Gay Propaganda a Useful Resource in 'Culture War'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

As LGBTs exist in the midst of all this drama regarding the so-called culture war, I thought I would talk about something near and dear to my heart.

When Conservatives Engage in Islamophobia and Homophobia, and Then Evoke Nazi Analogies, Hitler Smiles Gleefully In Hell

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The political goal of making a different group become the enemy and "the other" is what every Hitler analogy should revolve around, not the vapid uses of quotes from Nazis that could apply to all politicians.

WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

When someone uses an anti-gay slur, does it mean they're homophobic? In this video from The Fine Brothers, a group of teens weighed in on this deba...

Jennifer Bendery

Fired Lesbian Police Chief Gets Her Job Back, Homophobic Mayor Thwarted By Town Council | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The town council of Latta, South Carolina, reinstated Crystal Moore as police chief on Friday, ending a dramatic two-month standoff with...

The Christian Closet

Shane Jordan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

A famous quotation widely attributed to Gandhi has been on my mind a lot lately: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Why are today's Christians such a departure from the actual person of Christ?

Jennifer Bendery

Town Mayor Blocks Fired Lesbian Police Chief From Getting Her Job Back | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- Crystal Moore was easily the happiest person in Latta, South Carolina on Tuesday night. Residents in the town of 1,400 people had jus...

El Tri, Gay Slurs and 'Good Intentions'

Monica Trasandes | Posted 08.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

In many countries the use of racist words were once also defended as "cultural." But people of different ethnicities and religions said "no more." With the World Cup in effect, now is the time to act.

Mexican Coach Allegedly Defends Use of Homophobic Slur; FIFA Investigates

Monica Trasandes | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Monica Trasandes

Over the years, I've heard a lot of explanations from people who want to defend the use of this word beginning with 'gringos don't understand -- it's cultural.'

Why 'Puto' Must Go

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

The current controversy over 'puto' boils down to two simple questions: (1) is it a homophobic slur?, and if so, (2) should its use be banned by FIFA?

A Gay Dad Offers Gov. Rick Perry a 12-Step Recovery Program for His Homophobia Problem

Rob Watson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Homophobia is the thing tearing families apart, inspiring physical abuse, and leading to death. Homophobia is the disease, and it appears to be the one with which you, Governor, are afflicted

Marriage Equality: THE Best Reason to Celebrate on July 4th

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

If I had to say what was the best thing that's happened in the entire world in the last 10 years, it would be the arrival of gay marriage in America.

Rick Perry, This Is What Happens When People Are Forced to Live in the Closet

Juliet Jeske | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Juliet Jeske

Rick, do you ever wonder what happens to gay men and women when they try to force themselves to live a lie? Well Rick, I've got news for you. Most mixed orientation marriages end catastrophically, with both partners greatly damaged. I was in one of those marriages.

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

Taking On Conversion Therapy in Texas

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

When Ryan Kendall, a young gay man living in Denver, heard the news back in 2008 that the Califor­nia Supreme Court had ruled in fa­vor of the freedom to marry, he reached out to us, and we soon learned that, as a 14-year-old boy, he had survived brutal so-called "conversion" therapy to change his sexual orientation.

How to Build a Better Murderer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!

Why I 'Fired' My Radio Co-Host: She Believes Gays Who Have Sex Are Failing God's 'Self-Restraint' Test (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In a recent episode of Nicholas Snow Live, my BFF and volunteer co-host, Helen M. Holdun, expressed opinions that shocked me and listeners. She revealed that she believes that sex is only for heterosexual married couples, and only for the purpose of procreation.

The Blue Angels Spiraled Out of Control

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Sexual harassment was the norm. Pornography was prolific and the giant blue and gold penis painted on a training facility could be seen from space. It finally took a bold whistleblower to come forward to reveal the misogyny and sexism that Capt. Gregory McWherter condoned and encouraged.

Gay College Student Tells Homophobic Counselor to Shove It (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-06-20140604NephiNivensmall.jpgIf you were looking for an example of how to be a horrible college mental-health counselor, look no further.

Would it Matter If We Weren't Born Gay?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Using the idea that our sexuality is due to nature over nurture in order to validate or justify it inherently suggests that there might be something wrong with it. Why does being gay need to be validated or justified?

If You Want to Survive, Then You'll Celebrate Pride!

Michael Carosone | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

Another June. Another reason to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. Last year, I wrote: "It is that time of year again: June, when we celebrate gay pride.

How to Live Wretched and Small

Mark Morford | Posted 06.03.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

There are a number of things you can do. You can walk around the streets looking as though you just smelled something disgusting, your face a permanen...

Ever Wondered If You Could Tell The Difference Between Gay And Straight People?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

In this video presented by Berlin-based YouTubers Felix and Marius, we are asked to guess which person is gay or straight based on how they say words ...

Actor Fired After Confronting Anti-Gay Heckler During 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' Performance

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

A theater actor has been fired after confronting an anti-gay heckler during a local production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." Audience member Tim Su...

These Hunks Want Your Help To End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Two goreous brothers took some time out of their day this week to bring you an important message: it's up to all of us to help end homophobia in sport...